gelatinous

adjective ge·lat·i·nous \ jə-ˈlat-nəs , -ˈla-tə-nəs \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of gelatinous

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous
  • a gelatinous precipitate
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

gelatinously

adverb

gelatinousness

noun

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First Known Use of gelatinous

1712

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GELATINOUS Defined for Kids

gelatinous

adjective ge·lat·i·nous \ jə-ˈlat-nəs , -ˈla-tə- \

Definition of gelatinous for Students

: resembling gelatin or jelly
  • The mushrooms had a gelatinous texture.

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gelatinous

adjective ge·lat·i·nous \ jə-ˈlat-nəs, -ᵊn-əs \

medical Definition of gelatinous

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

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